§ 35. Mr. Woodall
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he is satisfied with the arrangements for the amphibious transportation of men and supplies; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Duffy
Lift for the amphibious forces is provided by the assault ships HMS "Fearless" and HMS "Intrepid" supported by HMS "Hermes ", which has a secondary rúle as a Commando ship, and a number of landing ships logistic. These specialist vessels would be augmented, as necessary, by vessels taken up from trade. I believe these provide an effective method of transporting our amphibious forces although, naturally, we keep the matter under review.